Good location in Earls Court
04/07/2015 Caseykee, Washington DC, District of Columbia
I cannot say this was a terrible hotel, although some aspects were tedious. The room wasn't the smallest we have ever had in London and the bathroom/shower was actually a nice size. The staff was fr... more
I cannot say this was a terrible hotel, although some aspects were tedious. The room wasn't the smallest we have ever had in London and the bathroom/shower was actually a nice size. The staff was friendly but every morning were were told that they didn't have us on the list as getting a free breakfast with our room, that was annoying. The room was clean.
Warning though, there is NO AIR CONDITIONING. If you leave your windows open 24/7 it is tolerable but it was in the mid-70s that week and noticeable to have no a/c. We were lucky there was no rain while we were there so it was possible to leave the windows open with no consequences. We knew there was no A/C but we didn't make the reservations, so we lived with it.
The scariest part was the elevator. We were fortunate enough to be put on the first floor (which is actually the second floor) so we only went up the first time with our luggage. It is tiny and the door kept shutting on our luggage as were were loading it in and then on my husband, which did not make him happy. When we left and got the luggage (and my husband) into the elevator, we noticed the elevator only goes UP from there, there is no down button...weird
Do not stay in room 122. Although it is clean and overlooks the garden and is quiet (great because the windows have to be open) there is a maid closet just outside the door and staff was in and out, banging around in there starting very early in the morning.
I would say this hotel was OK but mostly for location less